Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Photo by Carol M. Highsmith
Lincoln Center is the largest performing arts complex in the world, housing 12 different arts organizations. Many architects have contributed buildings to the complex: Wallace K. Harrison, Metropolitan Opera House; Max Abramovitz, Avery Fisher Hall; Philip Johnson, New York State Theater; Pietro Belluschi, Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall; and Eero Saarinen, Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Famous Marine Biologist for some. A Mass Murderer for others. Come to your own conclussion by reading:
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Olmec flourished between about 1500 and 600 bc. San Lorenzo, their oldest known center, was destroyed around 900 bc. It was replaced by La Venta, a city built in an axial pattern that influenced urban development in Central America for centuries. A mounded earthen pyramid about 30 m (100 ft) high, among the earliest in Mesoamerica, was the center of a complex of temples and plazas.
The Olmec were the first to use stone architecturally and sculpturally, even though it had to be quarried in the Tuxtla Mountains of Veracruz. Their colossal basalt stone heads of males, about 2.7 m (9 ft) high and weigh as much as twenty tons, can be seen today at the open-air La Venta Park-Museum (Cost of one day pass $50 Mex. Pesos) in Villahermosa and at the Museum of Anthropology in Jalapa (Xalapa). Their writing, a numerical system, was the precursor of Mesoamerican writing. The Olmec civilization established patterns of culture that influenced its successors for centuries to come.
Friday, November 14, 2008
While I was in Villahermosa Mexico I heard from Ana the sad news of Mike's dad (Tony Masden) passing. He had been battling with his illness for few months now. I pray for Mike and Ana, that God will give them the strength and comfort them in their grieving. I also pray for Silvia and Tony's mom Millie during these difficult times. Tony and Matt will be together watching over the family from heaven.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
We enjoyed celebrating Ted's birthday last Saturday. Jennifer gathered the family at their home for a dinner party. The Dinner Menu: Spaghetti with bolognese sauce, salads, garlic bread, and off course the cake which was a cheesecake that Mila made. Happy Birthday Ted and many more...
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Yo tengo recuerdos de visitas al club y de bañarme en la piscina frente al Lago de Maracaibo. Recuerdo que hacía frío por las tardecitas por la brisa que soplaba. Tambien recuerdo haber ido a un "baile" con orquesta como también a ver películas en la sala de cine con pantalla al aire libre. Que buenos recuerdos. En esa época los primos Castillo López vivían en la casa de los "Dos Caminos".
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Claudia and Kyle were going to stop at the Texas Renaissance Festival http://www.texrenfest.com/home.html in Magnolia on their way back to College Station.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
This picture was taken in 1957 in front of our rented house in "Las Cuarentas" an area of Cabimas, Venezuela.
From Left to Right (Age):
Bottom - Omar (4), Jorge (6), Jesus (7), Freddy (2)
Top - Mila (6 months), Mary (3)
On the right edge of the picture you can see the silhouette of "mami" (28)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
We celebrated Jenny's 28th Birthday with a lunch at Goode Company Seafood. We all liked the mexican style "ceviche" called Campechana. We were trying to figure out the ingredients and we all agreed on: crabmeat, shrimp, avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, olive oil, lemon/lime... It is soooo good! I should have taken a picture of it... Happy Birthday Jenny.